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Aloha e komo mai... Moron Hawaii

Aloha e komo mai… Moron

So… a bit of a review up to this point…     First, Congress is empowered to make laws. (At the state level, this job is given to state legislatures.) This is painfully obvious to anyone who has even the most basic of education on American Civics.  But there is a point to it that needs to be...

I'm Not A Lawyer... But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express

I’m Not A Lawyer… But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express

The consequences of training…     A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a fellow attorney.  He was telling me about an event that had occurred recently with another weapons trainer.     It was disturbing.     Evidently, they were running a simulation using sim rounds and had recreated a shooting I was actually involved in.     Many of you know the...

Pathologically Law Abiding Blog

Pathologically Law Abiding

The light from the window blinds cast stark shadows across my desk.  I glanced up at the top of my filing cabinets and briefly studied the bottles of whiskies, debating if it was late enough in the afternoon to pour a shot.     No, too early still.  I refocused and went back to studying the 74-page opinion...

A Victory Blog - SB2

A Victory!

What a week it has been!     By now you are probably aware the injunction against SB2’s “sensitive locations” is back in place.  Those of us who have concealed carry permits can now go about freely, exercising our Constitutional rights to bear arms just as we have for the last few decades in California.     I want to use...

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel - About the state

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel

The kid was working his magic hard.     For the last 20 minutes I had been watching him at the end of the bar talking to a woman sitting a seat away from him.  She seemed to be about a decade older than him and was wearing a particularly expensive wedding ring.  She nursed her Pinot Noir...

CRPA v LASD Blog

CRPA v LASD

Last week the CRPA and the Law Offices of Michele and Associates decided enough was enough.     In Justice Kavanaugh’s concurring opinion in NYSRPA v Bruen he opined that while CCW permits are allowable under the Bruen rationale, excessive fees and wait times are not.  He specifically admonished the State that the bureaucratic nature of government is...

Rights and Responsibilities - Coffee with Steven

Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities     “Mr. Lieberman, would you be willing to handle a lawsuit?”     “Why don’t you tell me the facts.”     “I want to challenge the law.”     “Always encouraged to hear that… what law?”     “The law requiring me to get a CCW to carry a gun.”     “Ahhh… you think we should be Constitutional Carry?”     “I do… and even if they mandate a CCW,...

Duncan Finally!!!

We finally got a decision.     We have been waiting for months… well, really years… for Judge Roger T. Benitez to release his opinion in Duncan v Bonta.     You may remember this originally as Duncan v Becerra.     California has Penal Code § 32310(c) and (d) that was amended by Proposition 63 which essentially made the mere possession of a...